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Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.


  • Develops and implements mine operating systems, standards, templates and procedures in accordance with Newmont Africa underground mining operations.
  • Develops and implements long range plans and innovative approaches to the effective extraction of the Underground Resources.
  • Works with geology for resource reporting and reports on mining reserve updates.
  • Works with Geotechnical and Ventilation Engineers to develop and implement coordinated designs.
  • Tracks KPI performance, and provides schedules and forecasts for budgets.
  • Training and development of national mine planning team.
  • Seeks and coordinates site best practices and continuous improvement as well as optimize the value of mineral resources.

Essential Duties

General Duties:

  • Develops, implement, monitor and control:
    • Long Term Mine plan
    • Medium Term Mining plan
    • Short term mine scheduling
    • Progress to plan and mitigation strategy
    • Continuous improvement practices
  • Create conceptual stope shapes and development designs including all potential infrastructures – Escape ways, Return Airways, etc. for the Medium Term Planner.
  • Trains and develops mine planning team, develops succession plan, nationalization and monitors performance and accountability of direct reports.
  • Coordinates with Geology regarding exploration efforts by linking drilling with life-of-mine optimized plans.
  • Complete conceptual designs and run financial analysis on all new near mine Geological Models and any potential ore body extensions.
  • Write all required AFE’s for current Life of Mine expenditure and new approved projects that come into the pipeline along with any other stage gate report writing requirements.


Safety and Environment:

  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Actively participate in all Newmont Ghana safety and environmental systems and initiatives.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
  • Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings.


Become familiar with and strictly adhere to Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environmental standards. Act as a role model in complying with and supporting these standards and practices.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


Training & Experience


  • A University or College degree in Mining Engineering or related field or equivalent operations experience.



  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in underground mining. This experience should include development and training of an engineering team and practical experience as an underground operations supervisor, miner, and engineer.
  • Experience with deswikCAD and Xeras mine planning cost estimate and schedule optimizer software.
  • Experience with Pitram reporting systems.
  • Experience with design and implementing planning systems and engineering team for rapid mechanized underground mine development and semi-automated LHOS production.


Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to obtain Ghanaian Statutory Certifications.
  • Demonstrated setting up and implementation of mine planning systems.
  • Management and/or production roles in large scale mechanized LHOS underground mines.
  • Demonstrated contractor management skills.


Working Conditions

  • Potential for hazardous conditions exists in underground mines and the incumbent must be familiar with them.
  • Potential for adverse environmental conditions exists in some locations.

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to [email protected].

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